Warning after pensioner followed around Dundee Tesco before bank card stolen

Tesco in Kingsway West

A disabled pensioner has spoken out after being preyed on by a thief who followed her around a Dundee supermarket and stole her bank card.

Muriel Ettle, 71, was approached by a woman outside the Tesco store at Kingsway West retail park and was asked for change of a £1 coin.

While she was looking for the coins, the woman swiped a bundle of cards from her purse, including a debit card.

She had to call the police and cancel her card, which had fortunately not had any money stolen from it.

Muriel now wants to raise awareness of what happened and alert others.

Her warning comes after police issued a similar caution to the public following a spate of distraction thefts at car parks at Ninewells Hospital, Aldi and Tesco in Dundee and Angus on March 8 and 9.

The suspect is described as being an eastern European woman but police cannot confirm if it was the same person on each occasion.

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